In Conversation | Yamini Nayar, Allan deSouza, George McCalman
In Conversation: Yamini Nayar and Allan deSouza, moderated by George McCalman
March 23, 2019, 2:00 PM
3344 24th Street, San Francisco, CA
Please join us for an engaging conversation on Yamini Nayar's debut San Francisco exhibition, "If stone could give", between the artist and Allan deSouza, Bay-Area artist and Professor at UC Berkeley, moderated by George McCalman, artist and creative director.
Yamini Nayar makes large scale photographs from complex and elaborate sculptures she builds within her studio. Deeply inspired by architecture, urban communities and conceptions of modernity, Nayar employs a process-oriented approach to de-construct and redress visual associations attached to their histories. Although seemingly devoid of the human presence, Nayar’s work investigates the tension between dimension and flatness, spatiality and the body. Nayar works can be found in public collections including the Guggenheim Museum, New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the Cincinnati Art Museum, Queens Museum, New York, Saatchi Gallery, London, Queensland Art Gallery, Australia, and United States Arts in Embassies, Washington, D.C. Her work has been featured in publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Artforum, Art in America and Frieze, among others
Allan deSouza’s cross-media works restage colonial-era material legacies through counter-strategies of humor, fiction, and (mis)translation. deSouza’s work has been shown extensively in the US and internationally, including at the Krannert Museum, IL; the Phillips Collection, Washington, DC; and the Pompidou Centre, Paris. deSouza’s recent book, How Art Can Be Thought (Duke, 2018), examines art pedagogy, and proposes artistic and pedagogical practices that can form new attachments within the contemporary world. deSouza is represented by Talwar Gallery, NY and New Delhi, and is Professor and Chair of the Department of Art Practice at University of California, Berkeley.
George McCalman is an artist and creative director based in San Francisco. He runs a creative brand studio McCalman.co. Additionally, he has a monthly illustrated culture column called ‘Observed’ in the San Francisco Chronicle. His first book ‘Illustrated Black History’ will be published by Harper Collins in August 2020. His exploits can be followed at @McCalmanCo on Instagram and Twitter.